Need some help
A property on Hillcrest Road is directly behind my residence on Shenandoah Drive. I have attempted to get the city to force the cleanup of the overgrown property since September 2013. The family that lived there vacated the property in early April. They moved out after being given a court date in May. They appeared, stating the property was in foreclosure. The backyard has not been mowed in almost a year. The last time the bushes were cut was when the garage caught fire and burned the bushes surrounding it. They had to be cut before the garage could be rebuilt.
The yard is littered with old tires, 40-ounce beer bottles, styrofoam plates from fast food restaurants and dead leaves from years ago. There were domestic issues with loud yelling, cursing and loud music at 2 a.m. Teenage boys liked to smoke marijuana in and around the garage that burned. Many times when I stepped outside I could smell it. Rats had come from this property a few years ago as large as cats and I had to contact the Health Department. It forced them to clean up their property but it’s overgrown again. This time the Health Department refused to do anything. I contacted the mayor’s office by email and was informed that it took time to follow the procedure.
— Elena Wimbush
In your article about the beauty salon owner being struck by an employee, your reporter stated, “busted her lip up.” Journalists should use correct grammar in the newspaper. Bust is not a verb. The reporter should have said, “burst her lip.”
— Stephen F. Beaty
Allen Berglin of Milledgeville wrote that he was confused as to how Michelle Nunn could legally use her maiden name rather than her married name on a ballot. It’s simple, Allen, any Democratic candidate can portray themselves any way they feel will be advantageous. Honesty be damned. And the media will not make a peep. She has not been in Georgia since childhood, but now wants to make us think that she’s one of us. What has she been doing all these adult years? Another community organizer? Can you say Acorn? It won’t surprise me to see photo-op shots of her milking a cow on some relative’s farm. Or maybe they’ll use some attractive lady in the photo and tell us it is Michelle Nunn.
— Irvin Giedd
Concerning Charles E. Richardson’s Sunday column, “Our children at war.” In today’s real world, Gog is the government that lowers our moral, educational and living standards and changed us into a government dependent Magog society that destroyed the nuclear family and made it seem OK to raise children in single-parent households. Further, we seem to confuse “bring up” or “raise” with educate. When children are educated, they are taught different subjects over a long period of time, usually at school.
However, God created parents, giving them children to raise, making them responsible for instilling moral character while loving them and applying discipline.
Culture is an important part of a society. It plays a role in establishing discipline, behavior patterns and traditions that make a society different from others. What can one expect of government taking control of certain products of culture? Let me introduce Mr. Gog of today and what “we the people” have allowed Him to do? Just for food, shelter and other necessities, it will cost a middle-income couple living in the urban Northeast an estimated $446,100 more to raise a child born last year for the next 18 years, than the couple living in other rural areas according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. This does not include education.
In my opinion, the adults who are supposed to show all of us “the way” are absent. These same adults do not take their children to church and are absent when it comes to their children’s education. Therefore, our dictatorial government and churches alone cannot produce moral behavior in their children or their parents. So goes society. To change it, one must change government.
— Faye W. Tanner
Missing the festival
This time of the year we are usually making plans for the Skippin’ and Poppin’ Tractor Show which is a part of the Fall Line Festival in Gordon. If my memory is correct this would have been the 15th Skippin’ and Poppin’.
I am thankful for the 14 years we have had and the memories we have made. I am thankful for the Gordon Better Hometown committee and the vision they had for the festival. It really put Gordon on the map. My grandson Ryan has said for the past several years that the Saturday of the festival were the Best days of his life. He is almost 11 years old and he has never missed one until this year. He was talking to me about it this past weekend and I had to tell him there wasn’t going to be a festival this year. He wanted to know why and I didn’t have an answer for him. If I don’t understand why Gordon has changed so much in the past eight months, then how can I explain it to my grandson? I don’t live in the city limits of Gordon, but I do consider it my home. It saddens me to see Gordon as it is today. It saddens my grandson even more. I am sure there are a lot of other kids who don’t understand what is going on and will really miss the festival this year. What are we going to tell them?
— Danny Young
The great uncle of Michelle Nunn was Congressman Carl Vinson. As chair of the House Armed Services Committee for many years, he protected and even expanded military installations in Georgia.
Her father, Sen. Sam Nunn, chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He also protected Warner Robins and all the other military bases in Georgia.
In her race for the Senate, Michelle Nunn has promised to protect all the military installations in Georgia, and I believe that she will continue the family tradition. Because I know how important Warner Robins is to Middle Georgia she has my vote in November.
— John Ricks